George C. Ernst Memorial Pool

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Pool Rules & Regulations for 2020

C.V.C.O

Conyngham Valley Civic Organization

George C. Ernst Memorial Pool

Rules & Regulations 2020

               The following rules and regulations have been established for the protection and benefit of all members and day pass holders.  It is the responsibility of all members and day pass holders to abide by them.  Parents are to instruct their children to observe all rules and to obey the instructions of lifeguards, managers, and concession stand employees. 

               ANY VIOLATIONS OF THESE RULES SHALL BE CONSIDERED SUFFICIENT CAUSE FOR IMMEDIATE SUSPENSION OF POOL PRIVILEGES FOR THE OFFENDING MEMBER OR DAY PASS HOLDER. SUCCESSIVE VIOLATIONS MAY BE CONSIDERED SUFFICIENT CAUSE FOR CANCELLATION OF MEMBERSHIP OR DAY PASS.

  1. POOL HOURS:
    1. Daily 12:00pm to 8:00pm, weather permitting at the discretion of the pool manager, from opening date TBD to Labor Day weekend.
    2. Lane swimming is from 11am to 12pm.
    3. Extended hours are arranged at the discretion of the CVCO board.
    4. There will be two 15 minute daily rest periods at 1:30 and 4:30 daily. Kiddie Pool is closed during rest periods.
  2. Membership cards:
    1. Membership card MUST be presented when entering the bathhouse to provide identification. Cards are not transferrable.  All guests must be registered by their host family.  Day Pass and Guest MUST provide Identification to have access to the pool.
  3. GUESTS:
    1. MUST PRESENT ID AT REGISTRATION AND MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A MEMBER.
    2. The guest fee is $7 for adult (12 and older) and $5 for children (2 and under free)
    3. Each guest may register a max of 5 times per year
  4. DAY PASS
    1. MUST PRESENT ID AT REGISTRATION.
    2. The day pass fee is $10 for adult (12 and older) and $7 for a child (2 and under free)
    3. Day passes are limited on a first come first serve basis at the discretion of the manager or board. Signs will be placed on door when sold out for the day.
    4. LAP SWIM DAY PASS: only valid from 11am to 12pm. $5
  5. The following health and safety rules will apply in the use of the pool.
    1. GLASS CONTAINERS are not allowed in the bathhouse or pool area.
    2. No running, pushing, wrestling, or throwing balls in or about the pool area.
    3. No pets are allowed in the pool area
    4. Admission may be refused to anyone with skin abrasions, colds, coughs, inflamed eyes, infections or to anyone wearing bandages
    5. Children 8 years of age and older are not allowed to use the Kiddie Pool.
    6. All children under 12 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.
    7. Untrained or diapered infants are not allowed in the main pool or diving well.
    8. All patrons shall use the facilities at their own risk.
    9. Parents are responsible for supervision in the kiddie pool.
    10. We will be following all CDC pandemic guidelines. A copy is attached.
    11. No congregating in the bathhouse, patrons must remain 6 feet apart and wear a mask when in the bathhouse or to order form concession stand.
    12. No lounge chairs will be provided. Please bring your own chairs.
  6. DIVING RULES:
    1. Diving is not permitted in the Main Pool.
    2. Only 1 person is allowed on the diving board at a time
    3. Diving is not allowed until the previous diver has reached the ladder.
    4. Dive from the board in a forward direction only.
    5. Only 1 bounce per dive is allowed.
    6. Divers may be requested to demonstrate swimming competency prior to using the diving well
  7. The C.V.C.O will not be responsible for any accident, injury, theft, loss, or damage to personal property on the premises of the pool area.
  8. The cost of any damaged property shall be charged to the responsible party
  9. Members shall be held responsible for the actions of their guests.
  10. No intoxicants of any kind will be permitted.
  11. Smoking is not permitted in the concession stand or pool area.
  12. NO profane or abusive language or inappropriate behavior shall be permitted.
  13. All refuse must be placed in containers provided for this purpose.
  14. Life jackets, inflated tubes, or toys are not permitted in the Main pool or diving well.
  15. An adult must accompany children wearing flotations devices when in Main pool or diving well.
  16. Unnecessary conversation with the lifeguards on duty is prohibited.
  17. Lifeguards or other employees are not allowed to leave their posts to open the gate.
  18. Private birthday parties cannot be held at the pool.
  19. Proper swimwear is required.
  20. Diapers or swimmies in the main pool or diving pool are strictly prohibited.
  21. These rules may be revised or additional rules established at any time by the pool committee.

 

CDC Guidelines for 2020 Swimming Season

Considerations for Public Pools, Hot Tubs, and Water Playgrounds During COVID-19

As public aquatic venues open in some areas, CDC offers the following considerations for the safety of those who operate, manage, and use public pools, hot tubs, and water playgrounds. Public aquatic venues can be operated and managed by:

  • city or county governments
  • apartment complexes
  • membership clubs (for example, gyms)
  • schools
  • waterparks
  • homeowners’ associations

All decisions about implementing these considerations should be made locally, in collaboration with local health officials. Operators of public aquatic venues can consult with local officials to determine if and how to implement these considerations while adjusting them to meet the unique needs and circumstances of the local jurisdiction. Their implementation should also be informed by what is feasible, practical, and acceptable.

Promoting Behaviors that Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

Public aquatic venues can consider different strategies to encourage healthy hygiene, including:

  • Hand Hygiene and Respiratory Etiquette
    • Encouraging all staff, patrons, and swimmers to wash their handsoften and cover their coughs and sneezes.
  • Cloth Face Coverings
    • Encouraging the use of cloth face coveringsas feasible. Face coverings are most essential in times when physical distancing is difficult.
      • Advise those wearing face coverings to notwear them in the water. Cloth face coverings can be difficult to breathe through when they’re wet.
    • Staying Home
      • Educating staff, patrons, and swimmers about when to stay home (for example, if they have symptomsof COVID-19, have tested positive for COVID-19, or were exposed to someone with COVID-19 within the last 14 days) and when they can safely end their home isolation.
    • Adequate Supplies
      • Ensuring adequate supplies to support healthy hygiene. Supplies include soap, hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol (for staff and older children who can safely use hand sanitizer), paper towels, tissues, and no-touch trash cans.
    • Signs and Messages

Maintaining Healthy Environments

To maintain healthy environments, operators of public aquatic venues may consider:

  • Cleaning and Disinfection
    • Cleaning and disinfectingfrequently touched surfaces at least daily and shared objects each time they are used. For example:
      • Handrails, slides, and structures for climbing or playing
      • Lounge chairs, tabletops, pool noodles, and kickboards
      • Door handles and surfaces of restrooms, handwashing stations, diaper-changing stations, and showers
    • Consulting with the company or engineer that designed the aquatic venue to decide which List N disinfectants approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agencyexternal icon(EPA) are best for your aquatic venue.
    • Setting up a system so that furniture (for example, lounge chairs) that needs to be cleaned and disinfected is kept separate from already cleaned and disinfected furniture.
    • Labeling containers for used equipment that has not yet been cleaned and disinfected and containers for cleaned and disinfected equipment.
    • Laundering towels and clothing according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Use the warmest appropriate water temperature and dry items completely.
    • Protecting shared furniture, equipment, towels, and clothing that has been cleaned and disinfected from becoming contaminated before use.
    • Ensuring safe and correct useand storage of disinfectants, including storing products securely away from children.
  • Ventilation
    • Ensuring that ventilation systems of indoor spaces operate properly.
    • Increasing introduction and circulation of outdoor air as much as possible by opening windows and doors, using fans, or other methods. However, do not open windows and doors if doing so poses a safety risk to staff, patrons, or swimmers.
  • Water Systems
    • Taking stepsto ensure that all water systems (for example, drinking fountains, decorative fountains, hot tubs) are safe to use after a prolonged facility shutdown to minimize the risk of Legionnaires’ disease and other diseases associated with water.
  • Modified Layouts
    • Changing deck layouts to ensure that in the standing and seating areas, individuals can remain at least 6 feet apart from those they don’t live with.
  • Physical Barriers and Guides
    • Providing physical cues or guides (for example, lane lines in the water or chairs and tables on the deck) and visual cues (for example, tape on the decks, floors, or sidewalks) and signs to ensure that staff, patrons, and swimmers stay at least 6 feet apart from those they don’t live with, both in and out of the water.
  • Communal Spaces
    • Staggering use of communal spaces (for example, in the water or breakroom), if possible, and cleaning and disinfectingfrequently touched surfaces at least daily and shared objects each time they are used.
  • Shared Objects
    • Discouraging people from sharing items that are difficult to clean, sanitize, or disinfect or that are meant to come in contact with the face (for example, goggles, nose clips, and snorkels).
    • Discouraging the sharing of items such as food, equipment, toys, and supplies with those they don’t live with.
    • Ensuring adequate equipment for patrons and swimmers, such as kick boards and pool noodles, to minimize sharing to the extent possible, or limiting use of equipment by one group of users at a time and cleaning and disinfecting between use.

Maintaining Healthy Operations

To maintain healthy operations, operators of public aquatic venues may consider:

  • Protections for Vulnerable Staff
    • Offering options such as telework or modified job responsibilities that reduce their risk of getting infected.
    • Limiting aquatic venue use to only staff, patrons, and swimmers who live in the local area, if feasible.
  • Lifeguards and Water Safety
    • Ensuring that lifeguards who are actively lifeguarding are not also expected to monitor handwashing, use of cloth face coverings, or social distancing of others. Assign this monitoring responsibility to another staff member.
  • Alterations of Public Aquatic Venues
    • Consulting the company or engineer that designed the aquatic venue before altering aquatic features (for example, slides and structures designed for climbing or playing).
  • Regulatory Awareness
    • Being aware of local or state regulatory agency policies on gathering requirements or recommendations to determine if events, such as aquatic fitness classes, swim lessons, swim team practice, swim meets, or pool parties can be held.
  • Staggered or Rotated Shifts
    • Staggering or rotating shifts to limit the number of staff present at the aquatic venue at the same time.
  • Designated COVID-19 Point of Contact
    • Designating a staff member to be responsible for responding to COVID-19 concerns. All staff should know who this person is and how to contact him or her.
  • Gatherings
      • Avoiding group events, gatherings, or meetings both in and out of the water if social distancing of at least 6 feet between people who don’t live together cannot be maintained. Exceptions to the social distancing guidance include:
        • Anyone rescuing a distressed swimmer, providing first aid, or performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation, with or without an automated external defibrillator.
        • Individuals in the process of evacuating an aquatic venue or entire facility due to an emergency.
      • If planned events must be conducted, staggering drop-off and pick-up times, as much as possible, to maintain distance of at least 6 feet between people who don’t live together.
      • Asking parents to consider if their children are capable of staying at least 6 feet apart from people they don’t live with before taking them to a public aquatic venue.
      • Limiting any nonessential visitors, volunteers, and activities involving external groups or organizations.
    • Communication Systems
      • Putting systems in place for:
        • Having staff, patrons, and swimmers self-report if they have symptomsof COVID-19, a positive test for COVID-19, or were exposed to someone with COVID-19 within the last 14 days.
        • Notifying local health authoritiesof COVID-19 cases.
        • Notifying staff, patrons, and swimmers (as feasible) of potential COVID-19 exposures while maintaining confidentiality in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)external icon.
        • Notifying staff, patrons, and swimmers of aquatic venue closures.
      • Leave Policies
        • Implementing sick leave (time off) policies and practices for staff that are flexible and non-punitive.
        • Developing return-to-work policies aligned with CDC’s criteria to discontinue home isolation.
      • Back-Up Staffing Plan
        • Monitoring absenteeism of staff and creating a roster of trained back-up staff.
      • Staff Training
        • Training staff on all safety protocols.
        • Conducting training virtually or ensuring that social distancingis maintained during in-person training.
      • Recognize Signs and Symptoms
        • Conducting daily health checks (for example, temperature screening or symptom checking) of staff. Ensure safe and respectful implementation that is aligned with any applicable privacy laws and regulations.

Preparing for When Someone Gets Sick

To prepare for when someone gets sick, operators of public aquatic venues may consider:

  • Isolating and transporting those who are sick to their home or a healthcare provider.
    • Immediately separating staff, patrons, or swimmers with COVID-19 symptoms(for example, fever, cough, or shortness of breath).
    • Establishing procedures for safely transporting anyone sick to their home or to a healthcare provider.
  • Notifying health officials and close contacts.
  • Cleaning and Disinfection
    • Closing off areas used by a sick person and not using the areas until after cleaning and disinfecting them.
    • Waiting more than 24 hours before cleaning and disinfecting these areas. Ensuring safe and correct use and storage of EPA-approved List N disinfectantsexternal icon, including storing products securely away from children.

Other Resources

Lakes, oceans, and other recreational water

There is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread to humans through the use of recreational waters. Follow safe swimming practices along with social distancing and everyday preventative actions to protect yourself.

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